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Turnquest named to NAIA All-Americans list

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-Americans list, and Bahamian Joshua Turnquest is a member. He was selected to the All-Americans singles list by the intercollegiate tennis body.

To qualify for the honor, an athlete must end the season in the top 20 of the final ITA national rankings. Turnquest was able to do just that in men’s singles.

He ended the season as the number 16 player in the nation in men’s singles.

Turnquest is a junior at Asbury University – a small Christian liberal arts institution in Wilmore, Kentucky, USA. He had an incredible tennis season, recording quite a number of wins against top 30 competitors, and in particular, a win over the number three player in the NAIA in the United States.

Turnquest also finished the season ranked number three in the East Region.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) sends out congratulations to Turnquest on a stellar tennis season.

“Joshua played junior tennis in The Bahamas and his steady climb to the higher ranks in collegiate tennis is a testament to his hard work and dedication,” read a BLTA statement. “We wish Joshua well on his tennis journey and continued success.”

Turnquest is expected to return to Asbury for his senior year, and then potentially pursue a professional career in tennis.

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